Eric Rosenow was born in Berlin, Germany. Before the war, Eric was an actor in theater and cinema. After Hitler banned Jewish people from performing for Gentiles, he started an orchestra and performed for other Jews. In 1939, Eric and his brother decided to move to Shanghai. Their parents and other brother followed there shortly afterward. Eric and his family moved into the Jewish ghetto in Shanghai where Eric made a living performing in local night clubs. After the war, Eric was married and his family moved to Detroit.
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